Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2011 Wrap-Up

Another memorable edition of the Nouveau Cinema Film Festival has come to a close. This was particularly special as it was their 40th event, in which year after year, they give audiences a chance to see local and international films that one may not get to see in regular theaters.

And this year sure had a wide variety of films from around the globe such as Belgium, France, Russia, Brazil, Japan and The United States.

Here is the list of winners from the 40th edition of the FNC….

INTERNATIONAL SELECTION

Louve d’or presented by Quebecor
Best feature film in the International Selection ($15,000 cash)
VOLCANO by Rúnar Rúnarsson

Acting Award
Best actor or actress in the International Selection
NADEZHDA MARKINA in ELENA by Andrei Zvyagintsev

Daniel Langlois Innovation Award
Work in the international selection that stands out for its daring aesthetics, creative use of new technologies and/or groundbreaking treatment of a sensitive subject matter.
NUIT #1 by Anne Émond

AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma) Award
Best feature film in the International Selection
VOLCANO by Rúnar Rúnarsson
Special mention: BLUE BIRD by Gust Van Den Berghe

TEMPS ø

Temps ø People’s Choice Award
NOTRE JOUR VIENDRA by Romain Gavras
Special mention : THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE by Marie Losier

FOCUS

Focus Grand Price – Cinémathèque québécoise
Best feature film in the Focus section ($1,500 cash and $3,500 $ in services)
ROMÉO ONZE by Ivan Grbovic 

SHORT FILM

Loup argenté
Best short film in the International Selection
MAGMA by Marianna Mørkøre and Rannvá Káradóttir
Special mentions: LA FLEUR DE L’ÂGE by Pascal Plante and UMSHINI WAM by Harmony Korine

Grand Prix Focus
Best short film in the International Selection and the Focus section ($5,000 cash from CTV’s Bravo!FACT – Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent)
SUR LA LIGNE, VARIATION N0 2 by Mario Calvé and Anne-Marie Turcotte
Special mention : JUNE by Karim Haroun

FNC LAB

Innovation Award – Interactive Works/ Web Projects
Awarded to the most innovative work for new platforms
Ex-aequo:
BLA BLA by Vincent Morisset
and LA ZONE – RETOUR À TCHERNOBYL by Bruno Masi and Guillaume Herbaut

For more information about the films that were screened or about the festival, you can visit their website at www.nouveaucinema.ca

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